We are proud to announce that our newest associate lawyer, Billy Duncan, has received two very prestigious awards, the Tulsa County Bar Association Outstanding Young Lawyer Award and President’s Award. We are very happy to have Billy on our team at Carr and Carr Attorneys at Law. Below is the notice of the award given by the Tulsa County Bar Association.
Billy Duncan is this year’s recipient of the Outstanding Young Lawyer Award.
Billy has been active in the Young Lawyers Division for several years, and this year, he assisted TCBA President Philip Hixon in creating a stand-alone Young Lawyers Board. Not only did he help with the development of its by-laws, but he also served as Chairman of the Board. Billy recruited and encouraged young lawyers to get more active in sections and committees. Billy also helped coordinate the YLD activities like the bowling and softball leagues and the wine-tasting competition that raised $1,000 for the Tulsa County Bar Foundation. In addition to these additional duties, Billy also participated in and completed the first YLD Leadership Academy.
Billy is a 2015 graduate of the University of Tulsa Law School. While there, he served as the vice president and delegate of the Student Bar Association, Director of the Board of Advocates, President of the Military Law Society, and Social Chair at Phi Delta Phi. He has interned at BDO, Tulsa County Das Office, Barrister Padraic Dwyer in Dublin, Ireland, and Wagoner County DAs Office.
Billy Duncan served as the first President of the TCBA’s Young Lawyer Division, which replaced the Young Lawyers Committee at the beginning of this year. Billy met with President Philip Hixon and Tami Williams several times during the summer of 2022 prior to the beginning of President Hixon’s term to discuss the new Young Lawyers Division. Billy was tasked with developing new bylaws for the YLD board of directors, which he did without complaint. The bylaws were completed in time for approval at the first board meeting of the new fiscal year. With his position, he became an ex officio member of the Executive Committee and attended additional meetings, again, without complaint. Billy ably led the YLD in its first year, introducing new events and projects and setting precedent for future YLD leadership. He was also a participant in the inaugural class of the YLD Leadership Academy. Billy was an important part of a successful year for the YLD and the TCBA.
Billy’s work experience included the Oklahoma Tax Commission, Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Richardson Richardson Boudreaux, LaCourse Law, Stratton Law, and BDO USA, LLP.
Billy is passionate about encouraging other young lawyers to participate in the Tulsa County Bar Association. Whether participating in TCBA activities or spending time with his wife Amanda and two daughters, Presley (5) and Zoey (3), he believes investing in the next generation is essential to the bar’s future and our community.